This year is a World Cup year; sports fans around the globe are gearing up to spend a month this summer watching the world's most prestigious football tournament. As soccer fans prepare to cheer on their home nation football shirts will become this summer's must have fashion accessory. But which kit will you be wearing? The new Germany football shirt is dubbed to be one of the most popular choices, with the team in the top 3 favorites to win.

Germany 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem Jacket

If you are a fan of the German national soccer team there is more than just the Germany football shirt to choose from. Adidas has launched a brand new home and away kit for the team's matches throughout this summers FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil. Adidas has been the supplier for the Germany soccer kits since 1954. In preparation for this summers tournament Adidas has also launched a selection of the teams training kit that is also available for fans to buy, at Soccer Box.

The Germany training kit is designed in the famous white and black color scheme that is used for the Germany home jerseys. The 2014 FIFA World Cup kit is causing controversy among fans as the traditional black shorts have given way to an all white kit, with red features. Many fans have stated that this kit isn't reflective of Germany. The training kit features the same 2014 design elements; the Germany soccer jacket for example is all white.

The Germany soccer jacket is available now in the Soccer Box shop. This jacket has been exclusively designed for the German football team to wear throughout the FIFA World Cup this summer. It is a full zip jacket, with integral hood. The outside is white with red lining. The zip and shoulder graphic is also red. The Adidas stripes and German crest are black. This jacket will be worn while the team sings their national anthem prior to kick-off, before every match they play.

It is anticipated that the German soccer team will progress well through the competition. If they can make it past the group stages it is thought that the team wearing the Germany football shirt stand a good chance of lifting the trophy. Brasil is hosting this year's World Cup. No European team has even won the World Cup in South Africa will Germany be the 1st?

Germany is currently the 3rd favorite team to win in Brazil. The host nation and 5 time World Cup winners Brazil is the obvious 1st choice to win. Argentina, another South American team is the 2nd favorite. Germany is beating the current World Cup holders Spain in the rankings, but has been handed a tough group stage draw that may stop them progressing to the later stages of the competition.

The team that will wear the Germany football shirt has been drawn into Group G. They will play 3 group stage games against Portugal, United States and Ghana. The 2 teams with the most points after playing their 3 group stage games will progress to the next round. However, each of these teams represents a challenge to the German soccer team and progression is not a certainty.

The Germany football shirt and training kit features 3 stars above the crest to represent the teams 3 FIFA World Cup wins in 1954, 1974 and 1990. None of the other teams in their group has ever lifted the World Cup, however, this does not guarantee an easy passage through the group stages for the Germans. They will play their 1st game on 16th June against Portugal.

Portugal has the Cristiano Ronaldo factor that the German players will need to negotiate. Portugal secured their place in Brasil through the play-offs, against Sweden. Some commentators may say the team owes their place to Ronaldo who almost single secured their place single handed. The team wearing the Germany football shirt will be keen to pick up 3 points from this 1st match, starting with a loss will leave them trailing, and be a huge blow to their chances of reaching the final.

Ghana and the USA will also be challenging. The former Germany manager coaches the USA team, and the USA is the only team Germany has lost against in the past 12 months. If the team are going to sing their national anthem wearing the Germany soccer jacket in later stages of the tournament they will need to be on top form. However, if they can proceed to the knockout stage their chances of lifting the trophy will further increase.

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